Members of the IUCN Council. February 2009.

Call for nominations for Council positions to be elected at 2012 Congress

IUCN’s Members and Commission members are called on to participate in the governance of the Union and contribute to the election process for the next IUCN Council 2012-2016. …   | French | Spanish

12 Aug 2011 | News story

Dave Reynolds

US National Park Service and International Union for the Conservation of Nature Join Efforts to Support Parks and Protected Areas Around the World

The National Park Service (NPS) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have established a partnership to support protected areas and national parks around the world. The first partnership action is the assigning of Mr. David Reynolds, the NPS Northeast Region Chief of Natural Resources and Science, to IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme for three and a half years to manage the organization’s Protected Area Capacity Development Programme. This will include working with other organizations to develop globally recognized professional standards for park rangers, managers and park system executives. …  

11 Aug 2011 | International news release

IUCN KM Report

Knowledge Management in the IUCN Asia Region Programme

A knowledge management study was undertaken in the IUCN Asia Region to review the knowledge management needs and practices to help deliver the Asia Region Programme. A full report and action plan have been developed based on the surveys undertaken in October – November 2010.  …  

03 Aug 2011 | Article

Miyun County, Beijing China

Saving Beijing’s water, people and nature

The Miyun Reservoir in China, which has a significant forest cover, provides the main source of drinking water for the 17 million residents of Beijing - a city that faces a serious water crisis. But today, the watershed is unhealthy and fails to address the needs of those who depend on it. IUCN aims to restore it and improve local people’s lives by, paradoxically, lifting the logging ban in the area. …  

02 Aug 2011 | News story

International Symposium on Climate Change and Forest Biodiversity Conservation

In order to promote the exchange of scientific information on climate change and forest biodiversity conservation, the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS), Smithsonian Institution and the Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences will hold an international symposium from July 27 to July 28, 2011 in Beijing, China. The symposium will cover recent advances in dynamics, maintenance mechanism and conservation strategies of forest biodiversity in the background of climate change. Scientists in this research field are welcome to attend. This event is organized by a member of IUCN.  …  

12 Jul 2011 | Event

Applications for 2011 SEED Awards Now Open

   Applications for 2011 SEED Awards Now Open …   | Chinese

08 Jul 2011 | Article

Southern Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

Increased protection urgently needed for tunas

For the first time, all species of scombrids (tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels) and billfishes (swordfish and marlins) have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Of the 61 known species, seven are classified in a threatened category, being at serious risk of extinction. Four species are listed as Near Threatened and nearly two-thirds have been placed in the Least Concern category. …   | French | Spanish

07 Jul 2011 | International news release

Protected Areas of East Asia

Protected Areas of East Asia

IUCN-WCPA and the IUCN Asia Regional Biodiversity Conservation Programme present ‘Protected Areas of East Asia; Evaluating and strengthening implementation of the CBD Porgramme of Work on Protected Areas and the East Asian Regional Actions Plan’ 

05 Jul 2011 | Downloads - document

Agroforestry mushrooms in Huirou country, Beijing, China

Agroforestry: Balancing the need for nature conservation and livelihood betterment

While the term agroforestry has only been used since the 1960s, it has been a practice in China for thousands of years. IUCN has begun ecological agro-forestry trainings in Northern China. In the first training workshop in June this year, Xiaowopu villagers were taken on a study tour to Huai Rou county to learn about various ecological agro-forestry models and how these models could help to protect watershed while improving their livelihoods. …  

01 Jul 2011 | Article

China World Heritage Tentative List Workshop

A World Heritage Tentative List workshop co-organised by the Chinese Ministry of Housing & Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) and IUCN was held on the 30th May 2011 in Beijing, China. The aim of the workshop was to discuss China’s current tentative list for World Heritage Sites (WHS) and to establish a clear strategy for reviewing the existing tentative list of China, and identifying suitable sites for future World Heritage (WH) nomination. …   | Chinese

21 Jun 2011 | Article